Why stay on the ground when you can sleep in the trees?
You get a different perspective when you’re nestled in with the birds and the tranquility is bliss. From a romantic getaway in St Lucia, to a family-friendly treehouse in East Sussex, the nature-inspired architecture of these unique rentals is sure to leave you on cloud nine.
Bluff Beach, Panama
This exotic treehouse offers a one-of-a-kind holiday experience at the top of the lush jungle canopy, overlooking the shimmering waters of the Caribbean Sea. With the shore just steps away, this treehouse is a great way to experience both the jungle and the beach. It even comes equipped with a sea-view kitchenette, and a natural fresh water pool.
Stretching up to the tree tops, this impressive and unique property stands on a 50 metre-squared platform of oak trees and is powered exclusively by solar energy. The project was the first of its kind in Croatia and won the ‘Innovation of the Year Award’ in 2016. The treehouse can accommodate up to 6 people, boasting three bedrooms, one bathroom, and an expansive open air terrace to enjoy the fresh air and stunning views over Konavle valley.
Laborie, St Lucia
Bay Treehouse is a stunning jungle retreat that boasts a five-out-of-five review score from travellers. Relax on the private sundeck with views of the beach and Laborie Bay, or scout for treetop wildlife from the comfort of your king-sized bed. The treehouse’s private plunge pool is a great way to cool off after your jungle adventures, and the experience will make for an unforgettable trip. As one reviewer noted, “A lovely treehouse amongst beautiful surroundings so close to everything but at the same time so far from the crowds. We loved it!”
Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
This unique award-winning ‘eco-luxury’ retreat is nestled amongst rainforest with an infinity plunge pool and cosy wraparound lounge area offering endless forest views. Monkeys, parrots and toucans all frequently visit the lodge and its surrounding reserve, making you feel at one with nature. But, the most magical time of day is late afternoons where you can sit back with a glass of wine and catch a glimpse of some of the local wildlife.
Mayfield, East Sussex
This romantic, picture-perfect treehouse floats above an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, conveniently located just half an hour south of the M25. The bedroom features a cosy fire to keep ‘adventurers’ warm at night and a luxuriously comfortable double bed. With a terrace overlooking the treetops, you’ll feel totally at one with nature. One reviewer raved, “It is absolutely amazing, quiet woodland location, cleverly designed and beautifully built house itself is almost work of art!”
Sitting in the forests outside of Paris, this modern treehouse suspended 11 metres in the air will surely bring out your inner child. Follow the gangway to its terrace, which boasts panoramic treetop views, and is perfect for relaxing. After a day of exploring, ease yourself and unwind in a private hot tub. Breakfast is included and is set at the bottom of the treehouse in the morning; luckily, there’s a handy rope attached so guests can pull it up.
Watamu treehouse is the ultimate jungle getaway. Situated on one of the most picturesque stretches of Watamu beach and built high in the trees, its unique architecture provides a 360-degree panorama of the Indian Ocean on one side and native forest on the other. The house consists of three towers in the trees, linked by bridges, stairways and ramps.
St. John, US Virgin Islands
This charming treehouse home is located in the private Coral Bay and tucked away in the Caribbean hillside with panoramic sea views. The romantic escape features a large bedroom with an outside kitchenette and a terrace that overlooks the awe-inspiring bay below.